The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) is set to promote the development of bicycle lanes in the supply of arterial and district infrastructures across the Federal Capital City, Abuja, so as to advance the mitigation of climate change and for the comfort of cyclists,
The FCT Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olusade Adesola, provided this guarantee on Saturday, in Abuja, at the start of the 2023 World Bicycle Day, which has as its subject “Cycling – A Better Way To Enjoy the City.”
According to Adesola, the development of the bicycle lanes originally planned in the Abuja Master Plan will be taken seriously by the FCTA because it will significantly further the fight against climate change by lowering emissions.
He noted that cycling is a very enjoyable sport and residents will be encouraged to imbibe the culture of using this mode of transportation in the Federal Capital City.
According to him in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, Muhammad Hazat Sule,
Director, Information and Communication, FCT on Sunday, 4th June 2023, Adesola stated, “Cycling can be very intensive as a competitive sport or even for pleasure that you ride to the right and to the left in a very pleasant manner. The benefit of cycling is enormous, because it can improve heartbeat, strengthen the limbs, because of the walkout involved. It is a form of exercise that needs to be promoted.”
Adesola commended the Indian High Commission for its consistent support to Nigerians in organising the very important event to mark World Bicycle Day as enshrined in the United Nations declaration.
Also speaking at the event, the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Shri G. Balasubramanian, said that the Indian High Commission has in the past five years been assisting to organise the World Bicycle Day, which is celebrated on June 3 every year.
The occasion was also attended by the representative of the Corps Marshall General of the Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC).
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